iPhone iPad Keeps Restarting After iOS Update? How to Fix

If your iPhone keeps restarting randomly after iOS 11.4.1 or iOS 12 update, here are some quick tips you can take to fix this iPhone X/8/7/6s/6 restarting issue.

By Tom Boyer | Posted on: Sep. 10, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 14, 2018
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There were many Apple users reported that their iPhone keeps randomly restarting over and over Saturday morning, after December 2, 2017.

“My iPhone 7 keeps randomly restarting every 60 seconds”; “My iPhone is running iOS 11.1.2, and today it just keeps restarting itself, how can I fix it?”

iPhone Keeps Restarting on iOS 11.1.2 from Twitter

iPhone Keeps Restarting on iOS 11 from Twitter

Actually, iPhone iPad device keeps restarting is one of the common iOS update problems that you may meet after updating to new iOS operating system or while charging your iOS device, connecting device to computer or plugging in a headphone. And below we offer you some basic tips to fix this problem. And this post applies to all iPhone iPad models, including iPhone 7/6s/6/5s and new iPhone X/8.

Backup iPhone iPad Before You Start

Before you start using tips below to fix your keep-restarting iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you’d better backup your device. Because some tips below will require you to erase your iOS device. And backing up device before you take action also protects your data from loss due to misoperation.

How to Fix iPhone/iPad Keeps Restarting Randomly on iOS 11/12/10

1. Update Your iPhone/iPad to Latest iOS Operating System

Apple has just released iOS 11.4.1 and tells us that updating to the new iOS software update can fix the iPhone keeps restarting issue. Just go to Settings > General > Tap Software Update to check the update.

If you failed to update to new update, as Apple said, you can try turning off notifications (Settings > Notifications) for all the apps on your device, then update your device. After that, you can allow notifications for apps again.

2. Set Date to December 1

Go to Settings > General > Date & Time and manually set the date to December 1. This should stop the endless rebooting on your iPhone.

3. Restart or Force Restart Your Device

You can restart or force-restart your iPhone iPad to clean all processes, which may help you fix “keeps restarting” issue. To force restart one device, just press and hold both of the “Sleep” and “Home” buttons at the same time for 10 seconds until Apple logo appears on screen. For iPhone 7 users, please press the Home button and the Volume down button.

4. Reset All Settings

You can try to reset all settings on your iOS device to make it run in normal. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. This method will not remove any data on your device. It just reset all settings to factory default.

5. Delete or Update Apps

Some apps may make your iPhone and iPad keeps crashing and restarting after you run them on your device. If you face this problem, you can try to delete the app from your device, or update it to latest version.

6. Use iOS Recovery Tool to Fix iPhone Keeps Restarting Issue

Some professional tools can fix your iOS issue of “keeps restarting”. For example, PhoneRescue for iOS provides you with “iOS Repair Tools” feature to fix various system issues in iOS 11, iOS 12 or iOS 10, from iPhone restarting loop, iOS upgrade failure, to iPhone stuck on Apple logo. For detailed steps on how to use PhoneRescue iOS Repair Tools to fix iPhone keeps restarting issue on iOS 11, please check on this detailed online guide >>

Fix iPhone Keeps Restarting Issue with PhoneRescue for iOS

Fix iPhone Keeps Restarting Issue with PhoneRescue for iOS

If iPhone iPad Keeps Restarting While Charging or Connecting

1. Clean Device’s Lightning Port

If your iPhone or iPad keeps turning off and then turning on while charging or plugging in a headphone, clearing lightning port on your device may be helpful. Because the Lint, dust or other debris collected in the ports would result in bad electrical connection and the charging problem. To clean junks in charging port and headphone jack, you can use a toothpick, a bobby pin, a small needle or a can of compressed air.

2. Change Another Cable, Charger, Connector or Battery

You can change another cable and charger and try again. Maybe your bad cable and charger make your device cannot be charged normally. As a result, it keeps turning off and then turning on.

If your iOS device is in warranty, you can take it to Apple customer store, staff in Apple store will check which part of your iPhone lead to this problem, and help you fix the problem by replacing the bad part, such as cable, charger, connector or battery.

Of course, some phone repair service could also give you a quick way to check your iPhone hardware issue and then fix it. For example, Puls has a lot of great phone repair options in most major cities nationwide, with tons of technicians available for Los Angeles iPhone repair.

The Bottom Line

The methods in this post are only some basic tips we collected on forums and tutorials on how to fix iPhone 8/7/X/6s keeps restarting. You may have some better tricks that may help others out. Be free to share your ideas about how to fix iPhone “keeps restarting” problem.

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Tom Boyer

A writer for iMobie, has been covering iOS, Mac and Android related How-to Articles / Apps Reviews for 3+ years. Like sharing something about data recovering knowledge and apps.